Ancient Couple Remains Together

These remains of a man and a woman were found at the Chapel of St Morrell, a 14th-century pilgrimage site in Hallaton, by archeologists from the University of Leicester.

The university's Vicki Score told MailOnline : "We've seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple have been buried together."
University of Leicester Archaeological Services
“The main thing is why were they buried up there? There is a perfectly good church in Hallaton. Was it a special place?”
The pair are believed to be of a similar age.
The pair are believed to be of a similar age.
University of Leicester Archaeological Services
According to the Leicester Mercury, the couple aren’t the only discovery the team of volunteers digging the site have made. Tiles from a Roman building have been found underneath the chapel.
“It shows this ground has been used as a special sort of place by people for at least 2,000 years.”
Score told the paper: "It shows this ground has been used as a special sort of place by people for at least 2,000 years."
University of Leicester Archaeological Services
There is a gap in the archeologists’ knowledge of what happened between the Roman and medieval periods.

“We are missing about 500 years. We don’t know what happened here during that time.”

CRHR Visits TARL

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Last week, we ventured to the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory (TARL) to photograph a series of effigy vessels, and to test a variety of different settings on our new 3D scanner. We are working on a grant proposal that would fund the documentation (both 2D and 3D) of all intact/reconstructed Caddo vessels in the TARL collections in an effort to make them accessible to a global audience (comparative collection), which would also be included in our ongoing morphometric analyses of Caddo ceramics and our digital repository. Importantly, the Caddo Nation has expressed their support of this non-destructive/non-invasive proposal, and we are hopeful that the funding agency will find our proposal as promising as we do.

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To ensure that the new scanner could capture the level of detail that we want for this project, we set out to test it using a variety of different settings in the software (different numbers of scans, divisions, texture…

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